Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

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lialadiva
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Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby lialadiva » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:50 am

1. Single parent of 3.
2. Military
3. Over 30.
4. URM
5. low GPA/LSAT

Any good schools I might be able the attend part-time and family friendly? Is law school even manageable with the odds noted above???

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby ph14 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:52 am

lialadiva wrote:1. Single parent of 3.
2. Military
3. Over 30.
4. URM
5. low GPA/LSAT


Any good schools I might be able the attend part-time and family friendly? Is law school even manageable with the odds noted above???


Going to have to be much, much more specific there.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:57 am

gonna need tobe more specific WRT URM status and gpa/LSAT, but you may be able to ask about the difficulty of attending law school while in the military here

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby lialadiva » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:09 pm

I am Hispanic and a female. Also first generation post grad. GPA is 3.0. LSAT 140. Retaking the LSAT in 2 weeks, and have been scoring 156-158 on PTs.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:11 pm

lialadiva wrote:I am Hispanic and a female. Also first generation post grad. GPA is 3.0. LSAT 140. Retaking the LSAT in 2 weeks, and have been scoring 156-158 on PTs.

good luck. Do you think you could get that a little higher if you put it off until February?

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby lialadiva » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:15 pm

I should have mentioned I am also attending a grad school class this semester, which I expect at least a 3.5-3.0 in the class. Now if I put off until February I am worried that I am going to be in the late applicants pool. Overly worried about that.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:19 pm

lialadiva wrote:I should have mentioned I am also attending a grad school class this semester, which I expect at least a 3.5-3.0 in the class. Now if I put off until February I am worried that I am going to be in the late applicants pool. Overly worried about that.

I was thinking more along the lines of if you considered waiting a cycle. Also, grad school doesn't count toward your LSAC gpa if you were wondering about that

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:44 pm

MIlitary is a good soft but it'll only help marginally compared to GPA/LSAT. Kill the retake...maybe even wait out a cycle and then kill it...your current score won't cut it anywhere you should be going.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby Grizz » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:48 pm

Unless you're Puerto Rican or Mexican, don't expect a boost round that way. Also your scores can't get you into any schools worth going to, so retake or don't go.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby Kring345 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:02 pm

blowhard wrote:MIlitary is a good soft but it'll only help marginally compared to GPA/LSAT. Kill the retake...maybe even wait out a cycle and then kill it...your current score won't cut it anywhere you should be going.

I feel like if ^ doesnt happen, you should not go at all. With 3 kids and over 30 years old? NOT WORTH THE RISK!
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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:09 pm

blowhard wrote:MIlitary is a good soft but it'll only help marginally compared to GPA/LSAT. Kill the retake...maybe even wait out a cycle and then kill it...your current score won't cut it anywhere you should be going.


+1

There's a large number of news articles from reputable sources backing us up if you won't take our internet word for it. Legal industry is a wash and a gamble. It's one thing to take the risk in your early 20s, not have it work out, and then deal with recovering for a decade or so before kids, but you're already older, and already with kids. It's not a setback worth risking. Retake and don't go until you can gain admissions to somewhere that's safer. There's disagreement on these boards on what that is exactly, but be very careful of schools that promise a full ride with a grade stipulation. Don't go anywhere that requires that.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby tarp » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:16 pm

How can you go to law school if you're a single mother with 3 kids? Who is going to watch the kids?

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby SilverE2 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:22 pm

lialadiva wrote:I am Hispanic and a female. Also first generation post grad. GPA is 3.0. LSAT 140. Retaking the LSAT in 2 weeks, and have been scoring 156-158 on PTs.


Are you Puerto Rican or Mexican?

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:24 pm

FYI, no one cares about the first-gen higher ed stuff (I was first gen college-of-any-sort, saw no appreciable boost).

Unless you kick your LSAT up into the 160s, you're not going to get into any schools worth attending (unless you have access to GI money, etc.). Are you thinking about JAG, or is that not in the cards?

You should think really carefully about whether going makes sense. The 3.0 is going to be quite limiting for your options, you're already older and have significant responsibilities, etc.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:26 pm

How have you been studying for the LSAT? I agree with everyone who has posted here so far.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby emkay625 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:29 pm

tarp wrote:How can you go to law school if you're a single mother with 3 kids? Who is going to watch the kids?


Really? This comment was not helpful. Also, I doubt if you'd have said this to a single father.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:48 pm

tarp wrote:How can you go to law school if you're a single mother with 3 kids? Who is going to watch the kids?


OP mentioned PT as an option...

Raise the LSAT even more. Hit 160+ in February. Wait out a cycle.

If you take everyone's advice and come back with the solid Feb LSAT score, more details on URM status, and any regional limitations, then TLS will be more useful in choosing schools to apply to.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby bartleby » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:03 pm

yeah, you can add that you have three boobs and it still wouldn't make a difference if you have a 140 LSAT

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby WSJ_Law » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:40 pm

You're gonna need to do a little better than a gd 140 holy hell

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby BlakcMajikc » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:14 pm

bartleby wrote:yeah, you can add that you have three boobs and it still wouldn't make a difference if you have a 140 LSAT


Unfortunately, like many URMs, probably went in blind without studying or practice tests...

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby biglaw$ » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:51 pm

First, thank you for your service. Second, no law school is family friendly. Good luck.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby tarp » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:27 pm

emkay625 wrote:
tarp wrote:How can you go to law school if you're a single mother with 3 kids? Who is going to watch the kids?


Really? This comment was not helpful. Also, I doubt if you'd have said this to a single father.


Actually, I would. Who are you to accuse me of sexism, without knowing me? No single parent of 3 kids could possibly succeed in law school without doing a huge disservice to those children. Now, if they have a family member who is willing to watch the kids for a significant amount of time, it might work out.

Source: I am a parent.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:29 pm

tarp wrote:
emkay625 wrote:
tarp wrote:How can you go to law school if you're a single mother with 3 kids? Who is going to watch the kids?


Really? This comment was not helpful. Also, I doubt if you'd have said this to a single father.


Actually, I would. Who are you to accuse me of sexism, without knowing me? No single parent of 3 kids could possibly succeed in law school without doing a huge disservice to those children. Now, if they have a family member who is willing to watch the kids for a significant amount of time, it might work out.

Source: I am a parent.


Agreed that was a crazy leap of logic to sexism.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby Veyron » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:35 pm

Only way that this makes sense for OP is if military provides a full ride and they want to do JAG (which is more concerned with prior military service than school and class rank). Otherwise, I foresee lots of debt and little employment in OPs future.

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Re: Can't Get Any More Non-Traditional Than ME!

Postby BiglawOrBust » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:16 am

emkay625 wrote:
tarp wrote:How can you go to law school if you're a single mother with 3 kids? Who is going to watch the kids?


Really? This comment was not helpful. Also, I doubt if you'd have said this to a single father.


Don't mind this troll. To put things into perspective, s/he goes to Drexel LOLOLOLOLOL




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